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Elegant Antique Jewelry: A Versatile Masterpiece

This exquisite vintage antique brooch showcases a remarkable blend of Victorian and Art Nouveau styles, dating back to around 1900. Crafted from 18k red gold and silver, it boasts a versatile design that can be worn as a brooch, dog collar, or hair band. The graceful transition from the Victorian era to the Art Nouveau movement is evident in its organic, plant-inspired motifs and curvilinear forms. Adorned with one old European cut diamond and 66 rose cut diamonds, this piece exudes timeless elegance and charm. A touch of history and a touch of nature, encapsulated in this unique jewel.

Antique jewelry object group: multi purpose piece of jewellery, can be worn as brooch, dog collar (around the neck) or head/hair band (see pictures)

Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin:unknown

Style: Between Victorian and Art Nouveau - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament.

The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era. Art Nouveau (French for New Style) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied ar - especially the decorative arts - that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).

The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art". It is also known as “Jugendstil”, German for "youth style", named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which popularised the style. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylized, flowing curvilinear forms.

Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life.
  -  See also: late-Victorian, early Art Nouveau, eclecticism or more info on styles

Style specifics: The style of this jewel announces the coming of the Art-Nouveau style.

Period: ca. 1900
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Material: 18k red gold and silver, see also: The silver on gold technique (touchstone tested)
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Extra information: The brooch system at the back can be unscrewed when needed to be worn as dog collar or head band. And for hygienic reasons, the ribbon it comes with is not the original one. We suggest that when you buy this piece you have a special velvet or silk ribbon made for you.

Diamond(s): One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 0.15ct. (colour and clarity: H/J, si/i).
66 rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.

- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. Also we have all diamonds screened by the IJGC - lab ( for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural!

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: 2,03 cm (0,80 inch) x 5,01 cm (1,97 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches

Weight: 11,10 gram (7,14 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº: 19163-0162

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